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LSI Refugee Family Wellness Program VISTA

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Lutheran Services in Iowa

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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA member will work with internal and external partners to develop a new refugee-specific mental and behavioral health program that addresses the needs of recently arrived refugee families and other vulnerable populations. The member will also work with staff and community partners to enhance existing programs to older adults through the expansion of health and wellness education and activities.

Program Benefits : Training , Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Health Coverage* , Childcare assistance if eligible* *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours .

Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Health , Community and Economic Development , Elder Care , Children/Youth .

Skills :
Conflict Resolution , Community Organization , Social Services , Youth Development , Public Health , Counseling , Non-Profit Management , Team Work , Education .

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About Lutheran Services in Iowa


3116 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Servies in Iowa responds to the love of Jesus Christ with acts of service to all.


LSI impacts the lives of more than 40,000 Iowans annually through residential treatment, services to families, home health care, early childhood programs, adoption/foster care services, refugee resettlement, services for people with disabilities, disaster response initiatives and Barnabas Uplift. LSI serves people of all ages, genders, nationalities, religions, ethnicities and sexual orientation and is affiliated with Lutheran Services in America and three Iowa synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


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3200 University AvenueDes Moines, IA 50311



  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Elder care
  • Mental Health
  • Child Advocacy
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-cultural Communication




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Full time, Full Year position

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